How To Shine In The Scarf Print Trend For Less

The scarf print trend has been gaining steam for a few seasons now. For Fall 2018, we’re seeing classic scarf patterns reimagined as slinky suits, flirty skirts, and fabulous dresses. And, today’s featured dress from Zara is a perfect example of how the trend is trickling down into the mass market, making it more affordable and accessible.

scarf print trend

What I’m wearing:

Dress | Booties (similar, similar)| Tote (other favorite) | Lip: Mac ‘Media’ lipstick

Scarf prints like this one remind me of Hermes silk scarves, and hence look luxurious and expensive. Of course, this dress is from Zara, so it is silky not silk. That detail, though, takes nothing away from the luxe look of this dress.

For reference, I’m wearing the dress in a size medium, which is my standard Zara size lately. So, it does run true to size. The dress buttons up in the front, which offers some flexibility in styling. You can wear it buttoned up, unbuttoned, or play with the buttons to create a deep v-neck or a high slit.

Shopping for fabulous styles to rock the scarf print trend? Keep an eye on stores like Forever 21, Mango, and Asos for luxe-looking options at fairly low prices.

Location: Downtown St. Louis

Talking about scarves, read more about that must-have accessory for fall here.

Put A Scarf On It For Fresh and Fabulous Fall Style

Want to add a fresh and easy update to your fall style? Put a scarf on it! Need a quick style reboot? Put a scarf on it! Scarves, of course, are classic accessories. This fall, though, they’ve emerged as a must-have trend. Wrap one around your neck, over your head, or even around your bag strap, then watch the style magic happen.

For example, I needed to transform the basic combination of  leggings and a tunic into an outfit to run a quick errand recently. I threw on a trench coat and reached for a scarf. This old H&M scarf (seen before here), though, has a print that complemented my trench and bag. And, just like that, I had a look.

scarves

What I’m wearing:

H&M scarf (optionoption, option) | Lilly Pulitzer trench coat (similar)

Ponte leggings Lifestride booties c/o | Tory Burch bag (option, option)

Location: The Muny

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Super Bright Colors For Gloomy Fall Days

Fall 2018 style is serving up a platter of unexpected, bright colors. Of course, I’m so here for it. Some of the most gorgeous colors of summer, like valiant poppy, orange, and fuchsia, have creeped into the top styles for fall. Today, I’m celebrating this super brights trends by going all out with colors.

Fall bright colors

What I’m wearing:

Cardigan worn as wrap top (wrap top bodysuit I like) | Afrothrone culottes c/o

d’Orsay sandals (option)

I met the owner of Afrothrone, a brand that specializes in thoughtful designs using bold and bright African prints, on Instagram. I was so drawn to the brand’s offerings because of the carefully curated prints that anchor modern designs.

When Afrothrone dropped these culottes recently, I knew I had to have them. The print is fantastic. And, the bright colors? Beyond exhilarating!

To make my culottes appropriate-ish for fall, I paired them with a sweater. By the way, my wrap sweater is actually a long cardigan. This particular cardigan is lightweight and hence easy to wrap without creating bulk. I can’t wait to explore transforming other cardigans in my closet.

If you want to see the latest offerings from Afrothrone, be sure to check them out on Instagram at @Afrothrone.

Location: The Grove, St. Louis

Fenty Beauty’s Uninvited Will Make You Love Black Lipstick

Fenty Beauty, Rihanna’s industry-changing beauty line, dropped a few new shades in the Stunna Lip Paint. One of those colors–Uninvited–is a soft-matte black lipstick that’ll make you channel your inner ‘Bad Gal RiRi.’

This new matte black lippie was released just in time for halloween, and I decided to try it on a whim for a halloween look. When I put it on, though, I suddenly felt like the woman who could wear black lipstick anywhere and everywhere. Who am I? The lippie is seriously gorgeous, y’all. If you never thought you could rock a black lipstick, step outside your comfort zone and try Uninvited.

Fenty Beauty Uninvited black lipstick

Lip: Fenty Beauty “Uninvited”  | Eyes: Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow palette

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (dark brown) | Lashes: Kiss Pixie lashes

Read my review of the original Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored here.

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Try This Fresh Styling With Your Blazer Dress

No question. I’m really into the blazer dress trend. I shared a few favorite styles here, and I styled one here. I love how sharp and sophisticated blazer dresses look. They’re versatile too, taking you from work to play, and also offering options for styling. Today, I’m demonstrating that versatility with an easy restyle of my blazer dress.

restyle blazer dress

What I’m wearing:

Blazer c/o (click here for 10% off) | Scarf (optionoption) |  Tank | Ponte pants

Boots (similar, similar) | Watch

I was initially drawn to my Enin blazer dress because of its perfect-for-fall rust color. And, since I can think of a few outfits that could use a pop of that beautiful hue, I’m wearing this dress as a topper too.

My rust jacket effortlessly transformed a white tank and black ponte pants into a look.

Throw on an old scarf, and just like that, I had a new outfit.

By the way, can you believe I’m wearing tall boots? It was so cold last weekend that I had to dust them off and bring them out.

Be sure to swing by Enin boutique to see this blazer dress in black as well.

How would you restyle these blazer dresses?